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Quicker Than a Wink (Quicker 'n a Wink)

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: film: 16mm
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene; Smith, Pete
Date made: 1939
Materials: Kodak print
Measurements: 300 ft.

Paper inside storage container notes: Silent MGM footage H.E. in Lab (Hollywood) Strobes Egg into fan Smoke Football Movie Camera Cat Dim - Bulb Drops Cup Ball into water Humming birds Ends with regular speed photos. Harold "Doc" Edgerton demonstrates all sorts of effects of strobe photography that allow us to see what happens at speeds too fast to be discerned by the naked eye. Some well-known examples include a flying bullet that shatters a lightbulb, the motion of a hummingbird's wings, a cat lapping up milk, falling liquid drops. Screen play by E. Maurice Adler; director photography Walter Lundin, directed by George Sidney. Academy Award for Best Short FIlm in 1941. (CC)


HEE-FV-109

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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
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1903-1990
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1903-1990
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